There is no reason why you shouldn’t take a Boat on Lake Lugano! Lugano, what a wonderfully beautiful city. The deep blue water, surrounded by sky-high green mountains, what a scenery. Walking along the shores of the Lake is indeed very nice, but what’s even nicer is to take a boat and get another perspective on this stunning area. Besides Trains and Buses, there is another type of public transportation that you should definitely consider while visiting Lugano at Lake Lugano, in Switzerland – Boats! Several boat lines are almost constantly connecting the major cities and towns of the Lake, serving mainly as a transportation purpose, as well as leisure boats, especially in the evening hours.
Taking a Boat from Lugano Centrale (lago) to Lugano Paradiso
Less than a 2 km walk from the city centre of Lugano, you will reach Lugano Paradiso, a part of Lugano right below massive Monte San Salvatore. The ride for just one station costs only 2 CHF, which is the cheapest way to take a boat on Lake Lugano. Just quickly feeling the fresh breeze, enjoying the slightly shaky ride, before it’s time to go on Land again. As my Hotel for this Trip to Lugano is situated in Paradiso, it was absolutely reasonable for me to take a boat to the hotel, instead of taking a train for 3 minutes from the main train station, to the station in Paradiso. 2 CHF for a train or 2 CHF for a boat? I’ll always prefer the boat!
It’s possible to buy the tickets at each station/terminal. As I paid in cash, I’m not sure if cards are accepted. For the timetable of the boats on Lake Lugano, I can recommend this PDF document, with the daily timetable.